My radio career began at KIEE-FM in Harrisonville, Missouri which later became KCFX in Kansas City. I worked there for four years before landing a position at WTAD and KHQA-TV here in Quincy doing a radio show and play-by-play sports. After doing TV sports for KHQA, I worked for both WTAD and WQCY-FM (99Q). I joined WGEM as Operations Manager and then returned to WTAD as General Manager. In 2001, I joined Y101. I have been fortunate enough to win six Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association, including five for best Play-By-Play and one for Best Radio Show Entertainer. I also began the annual Teddy Bear Clinic for Kids at Blessing Hospital in 1989 and am co-founder (1986) of the annual St. Patrick’s Parade. My favorite music is the blues. The New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Blues are my favorite teams. I played baseball for 24 years and my claim to fame is a double off of Rick Sutcliffe when we both played in Kansas City. Years later, I am still doing what I love.
Culver-Stockton Receives a $1-Million Anonymous Gift
It was announced late last week that Culver-Stockton College was the beneficiary of a $1-million gift.
Salvation Army Christmas Baskets/Toy Town Applications Begin Monday
The Salvation Army will begin taking applications in Quincy for Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town on Monday, October 21 through Friday, October 25.
‘Stand Down for Veteran’s’ Event to Be Held October 26 in Quincy
The Tri-State Veterans Referral Initiative (TSVRI), in partnership with United Way of Adams County and Land of Lincoln Goodwill, will hold a Stand Down on Saturday, October 26 at the National Guard Armory located at 702 Koch’s Lane in Quincy.
We Lost ‘Chickenman’ Dave Comer One Year Ago Today
My good friend Dave Comer lost the battle to cancer one year ago today when he finally wore out at the age of 69.
Cardinal Fans Won’t Hear Shannon & Rooney During World Series
If the St. Louis Cardinals are fortunate enough to make it to the World Series, and right now with the team down 3 games to none it is not looking good, don’t expect to hear Mike Shannon and John Rooney do the play-by-play on radio.
Quincy Grand Prix Donates $5,000 to Gus Traeder Scholarship
Quincy Grand Prix, recently made a $5,000 donation to Culver-Stockton College for a scholarship in honor of Gus Traeder, a former trustee at the college.
It’s Columbus Day, or Is It?
Today is being celebrated by many as "Columbus Day" and others are celebrating today as "Indigenous People’s Day".
Rotary Club’s Octoberfest is This Saturday
The Rotary Club of Quincy is presenting the 7th Annual Octoberfest this Saturday, from noon to 10 pm.
Quincy University to Hold Hall of Fame Ceremony Saturday
Quincy University will induct six individuals and three teams into the Sports Hall of Fame at an honorary brunch this Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
J.W.C.C. Softball 5K to be Held This Saturday
The J.W.C.C. Softball 5K Run/Walk will be held this Saturday on the campus of John Wood Community College in Quincy at 48th and Harrison.